20-Minute Mentors

What are 3 Calendar Hacks Faculty Can Use to Avoid Stress and Burnout?

This 20-Minute Mentor shows how using a calendar effectively can provide boundaries and freedom, turning burnout and stress into efficient time management and heightened productivity.


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What are 3 Calendar Hacks Faculty Can Use to Avoid Stress and Burnout?

It’s no secret that faculty work encompasses much of every day, to the point where it just doesn’t seem like there is any available time for anything else. Add in grading, meetings, and responding to messages? No wonder it seems never ending!

Fortunately, there are much needed, time-saving solutions available. This 20-Minute Mentor provides three simple calendar hacks which can help faculty create daily structure to manage time and reduce stress. Faculty regain control of their schedules by using their calendar as a tool to battle back against burnout.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why it is useful to actively use their calendar
  • Identify three things they can do to actively use their calendar
  • Plan and execute a Term Planning Day to anticipate and alleviate stressors

Topics Covered

  • Guiding Ideas
    • Cognitive load
    • Boundaries as freedom
    • Rethink what is unexpected
  • Three specific, easy-to-implement calendar hacks


This program will benefit Faculty of any discipline or modality.


Product Code: PM22OA

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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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